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Poorva writes for the Mumbai weekend supplement, HT48Hours, and covers theatre, travel, music and cinema.

Articles by Poorva Joshi

A legacy of horror: The Ramsays are back with their signature vampires, witches and zombies

Two decades since the heyday of pulp horror in India, the pioneers of the genre are making a comeback on the web

Filmmaker Shyam Ramsay with daughter Saasha at 101India’s office in Bandra(Aalok Soni/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

A website allows victims of sexual harassment to share their stories anonymously

Howrevealing.com offers a safe, non-judgmental space for victims to express their traumatic experiences, and find support.

The website makes anonymity mandatory to protect them being identified and targeted online
Updated on Mar 25, 2017 11:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, workshops, food: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide

Enjoy a British breakfast this Sunday
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 08:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

An Assamese fusion band adapts folk stories into contemporary songs

The songs revolve around the social and political isolation of the North East.

Joi Barua is an Assamese and Bollywood singer(Courtesy: NCPA)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 10:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

We recommend: We scour the internet for the good stuff

AIB’s latest podcast, sarcastic film reviews, and a meta-period drama - what to watch online right now

Outlander is now streaming on Netflix
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 04:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Confused about the weekend? Here’s our complete guide to the city.

Try the Sunday Brunch at Theory, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel this weekend
Updated on Mar 16, 2017 07:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

All the web’s a stage: Can online theatre survive in the age of web series?

India’s first online platform to watch theatre, CinePlay, partnered with the online streaming platform, Hotstar in February this year

A from Nandita Das’s Between the Lines(Courtesy: Hotstar)
Updated on Mar 10, 2017 02:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, food, art: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Attend a ramen festival in Mumbai this weekend
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 06:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

How Hollywood has stereotyped Latin America as the land of salsa, drugs, poverty

Richard Peña, former director of the New York Film Festival, on how, Hollywood has misappropriated Latin American culture for decades now

A still from Narcos
Updated on Mar 09, 2017 03:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAs told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

DDLJ to Piku: How feminism changed the on-screen father

We’ve gone from Bolllywood fathers who were stern and indifferent, to new-age dads who are friendly, approachable and, above all, normal people

Mainstream successes like Piku (2016) made a conscious effort to represent fathers as people capable of forging friendships with their children(Film still/Piku)
Updated on Jul 16, 2017 07:22 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Chuski Pop: The desi feminist podcast that’s not afraid to talk about sex and drugs

Two anonymous Indian women are breaking stereotypes about women’s sexuality, and creating quirky artwork featuring Bollywood heroines

Original artwork by Chuski Pop features bold, desi women.(Courtesy: Chuski Pop)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Virtually there: The ENRG VR Able Studio headset is a portable theatre of sorts

It offers wide-screen video, and something that’s been missing: sound.

The headset comes with attached headphones and, as whole, the device works as a portable theatre(Photos courtesy: amazon.com)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 06:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

We recommend: We scour the internet for the good stuff

Mallika Dua’s video on sex and pregnancy, to a series of politicians getting yelled at: what to watch online right now

A still from AIB: A Woman’s Besties(Courtesy: YouTube)
Updated on Mar 03, 2017 05:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPoorva Joshi and Manali Shah

This documentary on an all-girls football team is breaking gender norms

Under the Open Sky, is a documentary about the formation of an all-girls football team in a suburb of Mumbai, Mumbra

A till from Under the Open Sky.(Photos courtesy: Godrej India Culture Lab)
Updated on Mar 02, 2017 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Insider’s guide to... The Royal Opera House

The heritage site shut its doors to the public nearly a decade ago. It has now been restored to its former, royal glory.

The main auditorium of The Royal Opera House is its defining feature.(Aalok Soni/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2017 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAs told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Theatre, music, workshop: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Try a new menu at Masala Bar, Bandra, this weekend.
Updated on Mar 02, 2017 08:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Speed racer: We go for a ride on the P1 Panther powerboat

What does it feel like to be on a boat going at 100kmph? We find out.

The P1 Panther powerboat is popularly used for water racing.(Photo courtesy: Procam International)
Updated on Feb 25, 2017 12:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, music, food: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Attend a Japanese cooking class this weekend.
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 04:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

5 lesser known facts about the Indus Valley Civilisation

Ahead of a workshop in Mumbai, brush up on your history.

The Great Bath at Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan.(Photo: Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 06:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAs told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Webspotting: We scour the internet for the good stuff

The best from the web, tailored for you.

A website transports you to the world of Game of Thrones.
Updated on Feb 18, 2017 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Nidhi Singh: Small-town girl to web-series star

Nidhi Singh on moving from Allahabad to Mumbai, the culture shock, Permanent Roommates, Bollywood debut... and, err, drinking water from the Ganga.

Actor Nidhi Singh at the TVF Campus, Andheri.(Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 06:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, food, workshop: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Attend a play on Krishna’s life.
Updated on Feb 16, 2017 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

A kathak performance on Shiva’s Ardhangini avatar will promote gender equality

The Ardhangini propagates equality between a man and a woman.

Kathak dancer Anuj Mishra.(Photo courtesy: NCPA)
Updated on Feb 16, 2017 04:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai: Behind the scenes with Ashwin Sanghi

“My research took me to the most bizarre places,” the author said. “I’ve had to visit a morgue. I also had to log into the dark net.”

Ashwin Sanghi l speaks during a literature session at DSL Garden on Friday.
Updated on Feb 11, 2017 01:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai: Stand up and laugh for a man, or two

It was a laugh riot at Irish House on Thursday as about 100 people assembled for the day’s stand-up comedy events.

Comedians performs at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Art Festival at the Irish House in Mumbai on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT)
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai’s nightclubs are making a comeback. But can they last?

But can it fight the cheap chain bars, and the early closing orders?

The party went on all night. And Mumbai could dance.(Photo: Shurtterstock)
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 05:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySarit Ray and Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

All about Aaba, the only Indian film at the Berlin International Film Festival this year

The 22-minute film revolves around a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh

A still from the film, Aaba.(Photos courtesy: Amar Kaushik)
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 04:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide

Make the most of the last three days at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.(Photo: Satish Bate/HT)
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 02:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
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